Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches: Merry Merry Christmas

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and I got to create it!!  I used the sketch to make a very MERRY Christmas card.

10.21 FMS


I already had the "MERRY" letters created.  The letters are a full size stamp from The Stamp Market and then there's a full grid die to cut them all out at once.  I've used them before here and here, then I kept all the extra letters in little baggies. It's very handy to pull them out. The Stamp Market just came out with those trees and I knew exactly what I wanted to do!!  The ground is a die also but it would be very easy to free hand cut a snowy base.

It is so much fun to see what the design team and all of our players do with a sketch especially when I created it.  The advantage to creating a sketch is that I have some idea of what I'm going to do - five squares were definitely put there for the word "MERRY"!!  Then I look at what the design team has done - and I'll browse every card in the gallery - and I am amazed what everybody else sees in the sketch. There is such variety and I love being part of that!

I hope to see you playing along!


Stamps: The Stamp Market Alpha Cuts (big letters), Winnie & Walter Happy Christmas (small sentiment)

Dies: The Stamp Market Alpha Cuts and Tall Tree die, Taylored Expressions Build a Scene Calendar 5x7 (the ground)

Paper: Doodlebug Designs polka dot, Stampin' Up Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple Green, Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist

Ink: Stampin' Up Granny Apple Green

Other: Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Snowflakes


  1. This is so sweet! I love the trees behind those already in your stash letters! Smart lady to hang on to extras! Great sketch and beautiful card!

  2. I love the fun colors on this cute Christmas card! And I also love to see how creatively each person interprets the sketches. This was a fun one, Kim!

  3. Fabulous sketch, Kim! I started thinking letters immediately. Love the colors you've used and how you echoed them in the trees.

  4. You have the best die collection, those trees are so cute! Delightful card Kim!

  5. This card is just fabulous Kim! I love those trees and those letters! The fun colours make it the perfect Christmas card! Thanks for such a great sketch this week!

  6. I love everything about this card! It is so fantastic. Thanks for a great sketch this week.

  7. Oh you are too smart - double-whammy with the rectangle elements using the trees and the letters! Such a gorgeous card!


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